The Laughing Buddha column has been one of the mainstays of Life Positive ever since it came into existence 17 years ago. Its light-hearted affirmative humour that pokes gentle fun at the many pretentions and poses so rife in spirituality have delighted innumerable readers all these years. There is an indisputable bond between humour and spirituality. Humour, like spirituality, deals with paradoxes, with meanings that lie beyond the surface. Little wonder, then, that this collection will not just enthrall you with its wit but also illumine you with its wisdom.